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Mississippi is a southern U.S. state with the Mississippi River to its west, the state of Alabama to its east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Its Mississippi Delta region is considered the birthplace of blues music, honored at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale. Also in the region is the Vicksburg National Military Park, preserving the site of a critical Civil War battle.

Capital: Jackson

Governor: Phil Bryant (R)
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Dewey Phillip Bryant is an American politician who has served as the 64th Governor of Mississippi since 2012.
Born: December 9, 1954 (age 63), Moorhead
Party: Republican Party
Office: Governor of Mississippi since 2012
Spouse: Deborah Bryant (m. 1976)
Lieutenant: Tate Reeves
Education: McCluer High School, Hinds Community College, Mississippi College, University of Southern Mississippi

Attorney general: Jim Hood (D)  601-359-3680    Contact

James Matthew Hood is an American lawyer and the 39th Attorney General of Mississippi. A Democrat, he was elected in 2003, having defeated the Republican nominee Scott Newton. A former District Attorney, Hood succeeded Mike Moore.
Born: May 15, 1962 (age 55), New Houlka
Office: Mississippi Attorney General since 2004
Party: Democratic Party
Governor: Haley Barbour; Phil Bryant
Spouse: Debra Lynn Hood
Children: Annabelle Hood, Matthew Hood, Rebecca Hood

Senators:
Thad Cochran (R)  (202) 224-5054   Contact:
William Thad Cochran is an American Republican politician. He is the current senior United States Senator from Mississippi, first elected to the Senate in 1978, and Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which he had also chaired.
Born: December 7, 1937 (age 80), Pontotoc
Office: Senator (R-MS) since 1978
Previous office: Representative, MS 4th District (1973–1978)
Spouse: Kay Webber (m. 2015), Rose Clayton Cochran (m. 1964–2014)
Education: University of Mississippi School of Law (1961–1965),
Children: Clayton Cochran, Kate Cochran

 Roger Wicker (R)   (202) 224-6253   Contact:
Roger Frederick Wicker is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who serves as the junior United States Senator from Mississippi, in office since 2007.
Born: July 5, 1951 (age 66), Pontotoc
Office: Senator (R-MS) since 2007
Previous office: Representative, MS 1st District (1995–2007)
Education: University of Mississippi
Spouse: Gayle Wicker (m. 1975)
Children: McDaniel Wicker, Margaret McPhillips, Caroline Sims


Representatives:

 Bennie Thompson (D)  
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Bennie Gordon Thompson is the U.S. Representative for Mississippi's 2nd congressional district, serving since 1993, and the ranking member of the Committee on Homeland Security since 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
Born: January 28, 1948 (age 69), Bolton
Office: Representative (D-MS 2nd District) since 1993
Spouse: London Thompson
Succeeded by: Peter T. King
Education: Jackson State University (1972), Tougaloo College (1968)
Children: Benda Lonne Thompson

 Gregg Harper (R)  
(202) 225-5031 / (601) 932-2410   Contact:
Gregory Livingston Harper is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Mississippi's 3rd congressional district since 2009. He is a member of the Republican Party
Born: June 1, 1956 (age 61), Jackson
Office: Representative (R-MS 3rd District) since 2009
Spouse: Sidney Harper
Residence: Pearl
Education: University of Mississippi School of Law (1981), Mississippi College (1978), University of Mississippi
Children: Maggie Harper, Livingston Harper

 Steven Palazzo (R)  
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Steven McCarty Palazzo is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Mississippi's 4th congressional district since 2011.
Born: February 21, 1970 (age 47), Gulfport
Office: Representative (R-MS 4th District) since 2011
Spouse: Lisa M. Belvin
Years of service: Marine Corps Reserve: 1989–1996; Army National Guard: 1997–present
Education: University of Southern Mississippi (1996), University of Southern Mississippi (1994)
Children: Aubrey Palazzo, Bear Palazzo, Bennett Palazzo



    1st    Kelly, Trent    R    1721   (202) 225-4306        * Agriculture    * Armed Services    * Small Business

    2nd    Thompson, Bennie G.    D  (202) 225-5876        * Homeland Security

    3rd    Harper, Gregg    R  (202) 225-5031       * House Administration    * Energy and Commerce    * Joint Committee of Congress on     the Library

    4th    Palazzo, Steven    R    (202) 225-5772        * Appropriations



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